That is a valid point, and not one I ignored although it may seem that way. His rebounding and ability to block shots will transfer to a reasonable role player level in the NBA ,maybe more, but there is no way his numbers across the board are as gaudy. His stock has been pumped up due to his relentless style of play more than anything.doordoor123 wrote:Stillwater wrote:Clarke was arguably the most impactfull non elite conference junior in the country...let that sink in some.
I like his game transferring and I think he will have a long career, but lets not get ahead of ourselves folks.
His conference also sucks. It’s ridiculous that Gonzaga is in such a terrible conference and they easily win their way to the tournament every year because of it.
How long can his knees sustain that style of play on a 82 games + season 4 maybe 5 years? he's already 22. He makes sense for a team who's contending window is small, and so I am reluctant to think lottery teams will take him there unless no other prospects fit their needs etc. I could see late lottery making sense, and him outplaying half the prospects taken ahead of him his first few seasons but then dropping off significantly.